ISSUE 60 9 April, 2014
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Newsletter

Awesome Artist Award

Tia from Room 3 is this edition's Awesome Artist. Well done, Tia!

Upcoming Events
Friday 11th
ANZAC Day Ceremony
Term 1 Holidays commence

Term 2 Dates

Monday 28th

Parent / Teacher Interviews
PP - Yr 7, held 12-6PM
Students do NOT attend school

Please note the following School Development Days when pupils do not attend school:
* Monday 28 April Reporting to Parents Day
* Friday 30 May 2014
* Monday 21 July 2014
* Monday 13 October 2014

2014 Assembly Timetable

A timetable of this years assemblies is available HERE

Early Childhood

Parent Resources

Please click HERE for information


Future Events

Girl Power


Click HERE for details

In-term Swimming Lessons

The junior (Pre-primary - Year 3) In-term swimming lesson dates have been finalised and are as follows:

Term 4, Weeks 1 and 2
Tuesday, 14 October  - Friday, 24 October




You are invited to enjoy hot cross buns and a telling of the Easter story,
10am Good Friday Morning at Menzies Park.
Click HERE for flyer and information.




On Sunday, 30 March, held at the beautiful Langley Park in East Perth was the Weet-Bix tryathlon. A small number of our Mount Hawthorn kids competed in the tryathlon. The event started with a swim in the Swan River, then a bike-ride and run on the specially designed course. The kids finished at the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Village, where friends and helpers cheered them across the line before they were awarded their Champion's Medal.
Well done to those who participated!

Children's School of

Contemporary Art

Art classes for creative kids aged 5 – 15 years
Enrolments are now open for Term Two 2014
Term Theme: Surrealism
Please click HERE for more information


YEAR 4/5

Highlights from the Cricket Carnival at Britannia Park.

The Principal's Message

We hope you enjoy the last Newsletter for Term 1. It has been an action packed start to the year and the students are coming on in leaps and bounds. Thank you to all those people who made Term 1 the success it was. We look forward to seeing you all back on deck for Term 2 and to those families who are moving on from Mount Hawthorn Primary school next term, we wish you the best of luck!

We would like to extend a big thank you to the P&C for the funding we have just received. The school was presented with a cheque for $32,000, which we will be allocating to many learning areas throughout the school; the early childhood areas, Maths and Literacy, Library reading resources and the ICT department. In times of budgetary constraints, the funding is a huge help. Thank you.

The Year 6 Councillors with our piece of "Yellow Ribbon"
The yellow ribbon fundraiser proved to be a great success, with our school contributing nearly $500 in donations for the Children's Leukemia and Cancer Research Foundation. A fantastic effort from everybody involved. For more information about the cause and to find out what happens from here, please click HERE.
Mr Mack and the Swim-team captains at the swimmers' Breakfast

Thursday, 3 April was the Interschool Swimming Carnival where our strong team of 46 students arrived at Challenge Stadium to swim against Doubleview, City Beach, Kapinara, Woodlands, Wembley Downs, Churchlands and Rosalie. Our team put in a lot of training in to get ready for this event and should be congratulated for all their efforts. Also a big thank you to the parents and the P&C for providing the fantastic traditional swimmers breakfast on Wednesday morning. The captains and co-captains were announced to lead our school, Daniel, Tully, Will & Miki and what a fine job they did! The results were as follows;
  1. Doubleview
  2. Mount Hawthorn
  3. Kapinara
  4. Woodlands
  5. Wembley Downs
  6. Rosalie
  7. City Beach
  8. Churchlands

Year 6 students at Rottnest Island
The Year 1 students share their thoughts on their excursion to Anzac Cottage.
“Guess what we did on Monday? We went to Anzac Cottage. We saw a fancy roof .”
“Our class learnt the history of Anzac.”
“Our class learnt that Anzac cottage was built in one day.”
“We walked through the garden and I saw a lemon tree. The lemons were yellow.”
“On Monday we left the school grounds. It was exciting.”
“Our class saw an olden day kitchen. It did look a bit the same to the new sort of kitchen and it had a toilet out the back. I had a good time.”
On Wednesday, selected Year 7 students participated in a Young Writers Workshop. At 9:00am, all students from various schools gathered at the Fremantle Literature Centre. The visiting author, Brian Faulkner, did an amazing job of keeping work fun and hilarious. He gave us just the right tips and tricks to help us write great stories. We participated in an array of activities to help us improve our writing. The Fremantle Literature Centre did an amazing job of organizing these worthwhile workshops. I can’t wait (and I believe everyone who went with me would agree) for Term 2’s next workshop!!!
Tully, Year 7
State Swimming Championships
A small number of Mount Hawthorn students participated in the State Swimming Championships, with some of them even winning a medal or two! Well done to all those kids who competed!


On Friday April 11th the school will be holding the traditional annual ANZAC Service. The service will be held on the junior tiger turf and will commence at 9.00am. Members of the Mount Hawthorn Return Services League will be in attendance.
Students are asked to wear full school uniform and not faction t shirts and also a school hat. Any students who belong to scouts, rangers, guides, brownies etc are welcome to wear their uniforms. A student from each class has been selected to place a flower on the plaque, however if any other students or members of the community wish to place a floral tribute they are welcome to do so at the conclusion of the student tribute placement.
Bronwen Mears, Associate Principal.
A few weekends ago, Natarsha, from Year 3 did particularly well, competing for Kavanagh Irish Dancing Studio and winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. Her major achievement, which she has worked very hard for, was winning the Trophy Reel and coming in 3rd place.
She has had a very busy March dancing all over Perth some of the venues have been quite exciting, but her major performance recently was performing on St Patricks Day last week for the Paddington Ale House in Mount Hawthorn. Well done, Natarsha!
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